Canada 2016 $20 baby animals: woodchuck 1 oz 99.99% pure silver color proof coin
SKU# OK1533217776EB 2016 $20 Baby Animals: Woodchuck 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Color Proof Coin All coins offered in this listing are unsearched! (see ‘Additional Information’ below) All of our Canadian coins are acquired directly from the Royal Canadian Mint - The counterfeiting of numismatic coins, and the sale of stolen coins, are serious problems for coin collectors and dealers. Unlike many other coin dealers, to protect against these risks, we do not sell 'second-hand' coins. All of our Canadian coins are stored in a climate controlled, smoke-free vault. Specifications Composition - 99.99% pure silver Finish - color proof Weight (g) - 31.39 (one troy ounce) Diameter (mm) - 38 Edge - serrated Certificate - Royal Canadian Mint Face Value - 20 dollars (a legal tender Canadian coin) Artists - Michelle Grant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse) "Best Offer" Pricing - Many of our Canadian coins are listed at fixed prices ("Buy it Now") or "Best Offer". The foreign exchange rate for Canadian dollars versus US dollars varies from day to day. So our costs for Canadian coins also vary from day to day. Inviting our customers to make offers enables us to accept lower prices when a foreign exchange rate change has lowered our costs. Description Youngsters are always eager to strike out on their own, and this young woodchuck is no exception! This endearing pure silver coin is selectively coloured to highlight the pup as it ventures out of its burrow to nibble on alfalfa and yellow clover… under the watchful eye of its mother, of course. It's too cute to resist! A heart warming gift! Order today! Special features: •11TH COIN IN SERIES! A national symbol in a quintessentially Canadian setting! This is the eleventh coin in the beloved Baby Animals series, which tenderly depicts baby animals in the Canadian wilderness. •SELECTIVE COLOR! Selective color on this coin showcases the young woodchuck and the colorful vegetation that has caught its eye, while detailed engraving conveys a mother's protective nature. •LOW MINTAGE: Only 5,500! •ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER! For our Canadian customers, this coin is GST/HST exempt! Design: Designed by Canadian artist Michelle Grant, the coin features color over the engraved portrait of a young woodchuck in its native environment. Barely two months old, the young is weaned from its mother's milk and has ventured out of its underground burrow to sample nearby grasses and wildflowers. The application of selective color over engraving captures the young woodchuck's likeness, particularly the texture and dark color of its fur. Placing its weight on its hind feet, the pup sits upright and uses its clawed forepaws to bring a flower to its mouth for a tentative nibble! The use of color also draws the eye to the surrounding vegetation, where alfalfa and yellow clover offer up a veritable feast for this youngster. To the left, detailed engraving depicts a protective mother keeping a watchful eye on her young from the opening of the burrow, which is surrounded by grass and dirt at the foot of a large boulder. Packaging: Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell protected by a black beauty box. Shipping & Handling: Fast, free shipping & handling via USPS First Class Mail to all U.S. addresses. USPS Priority Mail & Priority Mail Express are also available for an additional charge. International shipping is via the eBay Global Shipping Program. Additional Information OK Ranch offers fine collectible, investment, and gift coins, as well as select numismatic supplies and other gift items, through our eBay store. “Unsearched” — All of the coins offered in this listing are “unsearched”. Many coin dealers “search” all coins when they are received from the Mint. They "cherry-pick" the best coins. Then submit them to be graded, certified, and slabbed by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, etc. These graded and certified coins are then sold at higher, premium prices. When a dealer searches coins, those that they sell in original Mint packaging are only lesser quality coins. Photos: When a listing offers multiples of the same coin, one coin is picked at random and photographed. Since all coins offered in that listing are essentially identical, the coin photographed is representative of all coins offered.Surface areas that appear black on some proof coin photos are actually highly polished, mirror-bright metal reflecting the color of the camera. We often include proof coin photos with the coin slightly tilted to better depict the mirror bright surfaces. However, tilting the coin may resulting one side being slightly out of focus. Our goal is to provide clear, high definition photos that accurately represent the coin(s) offered in each of our eBay listings. Whenever possible, we use actual photos of our coins, rather than just stock artwork from the Mint. We frequently update and upgrade the photos that appear with our listings, using improved cameras and lenses and better lighting. We will honor your requests for additional photos as quickly as our schedule permits.
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